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Leadership for Health and Social Care Services - Level 5 Diploma

Northern Regional College

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  • Qualification

    Dip HE - Diploma of Higher Education

  • Location

    Newtownabbey Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Content

This professional qualification is designed to build advanced knowledge and skills required by Managers, Deputy Managers, Senior care workers who aspire to be managers who work in the Residential /Domiciliary Health and Social Care sector. It is the accepted qualification for registration and regulation in accordance with RQIA guidance. The qualification is appropriate for Managers who wish to gain a recognised leadership qualification and are already working in health and social care and have not yet achieved a vocational qualification at this level. Learners must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills at level 5 and that their job role allows them to be able to demonstrate the required skills in real work activities. You will have the option to specialise in Adults' Residential Management or Adult Care. There is also the opportunity to fast-track in one year.

Assessment Methods

Learners will build up a portfolio of evidence, this will be in the form of written statements or ‘Reflective Accounts’ along with supporting work products you have produced. An assessor will visit you in the workplace during the course and carry out observations of you at work. These will be planned in advance in order to cause the minimum disruption to your work routine and to try to capture as much information as possible in each visit.


Upon successful completion you may progress into professional management within the health and social care sector such as a manager of Adult Care, residential and Domiciliary services or an Advanced Practitioner or you may choose to continue your learning and studies.

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University information

Northern Regional College

  • Campus address

    Northern Regional College, Ballymena Campus, Trostan Avenue, Ballymena, Antrim, BT43 7BN, Northern Ireland

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